Brakes

We Offer A FREE Brake Inspection

When it comes time to stop your car, do you have to revise the old adage into the “half mile rule”? Does the sight of raindrops make your stomach cringe with fear? Tired of waking up the neighborhood with the screech of your bare breaks? Yes to any of these questions means it’s about time to get your brakes inspected.

American Automotive of Fremont will treat you to FREE Brake Inspection to determine the best way to make your road trips safe in all weather conditions. After identifying the source of your problem, we’ll take care of anything your vehicle may need. We’ll provide you with the best brake pads, drums and rotors. We can repair your clutches as well.

SERVING THE FREMONT AREA FOR 30 YEARS

AMAZING TEAM OF PROFESSIONAL
MECHANICS AND TECHNICIANS

510-794-7222

In need of ABS Brake Repair? Our team will proficiently repair your vehicle regardless of its make or model. It’s all covered under our company’s guarantee- specialized services like hydraulic brake fluid, power brake boosters, brake master cylinders, or any other part needed to make sure your brake system is running in optimum condition.

We know all there is to know about brakes. In our 30+ years of business, we’ve touched every part of domestic and foreign brake systems. We’ll work on your system inside and out. By the time your vehicle leaves our hands, you’ll be stopping on a dime.

LEARN THE WARNING SIGNS

Some problems with your braking system are pretty obvious, others may require some extra attention. If you notice any of the following warnings, contact us or stop by the shop for your FREE Brake Inspection and FREE Estimate.

1. Grinding or squealing sounds when applying the brakes

2. Soft brake pedals

3. Slow responsiveness when apply brakes

4. Amber brake light on dashboard- may mean an issue with the ABS system

5. Red brake light- Imbalance within the braking system

Before we place your keys back into your hands, we’ll double check to ensure all parts of your system are fully operational. Our guaranteed service means your vehicle’s leverage, hydraulic force, and friction are all in pristine condition.

  

Each of these points are vital for creating the necessary friction to bring your car to a stop. It’s a highly engineered system that requires precise service and repair. This, along with the electronic Anti-lock Brake System and its corresponding pumps and sensors are the source for your vehicle’s braking power.

In case of an emergency, you can’t afford to neglect any aspect of this business. All of our brake services receive the same level of quality and expertise as anything else offered at American Automotive of Fremont. With us, you can also expect rapid same day service even without making an appointment. For your convenience, we also offer a FREE Shuttle Transportation service within a 5 mile radius.

 

We will work on any commercial or residential vehicle, foreign or domestic. No matter the make and model of your car, truck, van, SUV, or RV- bring it to our team to get the brake services you need.

FAQ’s

Q: How long do brake pads and rotors last?

A: It’s normal for brake pads to wear down, how fast it happens depends on the vehicle and how it’s used. If it’s mainly driven in town through a lot of stop and go traffic, the vehicle’s brake pads may wear down faster. Vehicles that constantly carry heavy loads will also need to change its breaks sooner.

Q: How long can I wait before changing the brake fluid in my car?

A: There isn’t a cut and dry answer to this question. You’ll need to consult your owner’s manual for maintenance instructions that are specific to your vehicle. As a general rule of thumb, most manufacture recommend the brake fluid be changed every two years. Still, this will vary based on the condition of your individual vehicle.

If there’s too much copper in your fluid, it will need to be changed sooner. The best thing for you to do is to bring your vehicle to us for a FREE Brake Inspection to be sure.

Q: Why does my car shake when I apply the brakes?

A: This is likely due to a problem with your car’s rotors. A FREE Brake Inspection with one of our technicians will be able to tell you for sure.

Q: Why do I have to change my brake fluid?

A: This is completely up to your discretion but be aware of the consequences of neglecting to change the brake fluid. In the event that copper begins to build up in your fluid, it breaks down the additives in your brake fluid and may lead to erosion. It could also trigger damage to your ABS system. The expense of that bill could be easily avoided by having the brake fluid in your vehicle changed as necessary.

Q: I can feel my car dragging to one side when I apply the brakes, why does this happen?

A: There could be a few different causes for this problem. Pulling to one side could mean you have a mechanical problem, an issue with steering or chassis, or hydraulic brake problem.

These are a few basic scenarios we see quite often but there are plenty of options that could apply to your situation. Contact American Automotive of Fremont to learn how we can help you.